(Posted March 20, 2019)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Rockin’ on the Run turns 10 years old this year. To celebrate, organizers are adding new features to the event, which is set for May 18 in London.
Traditionally, Rockin’ on the Run involves a 5-K run/walk, family-friendly festival, and silent auction, with proceeds benefiting pediatric brain tumor research. To date, the locally organized event has raised more than $142,000.
“We’ve had a lot of people say they want to participate but that they can’t do the 5K, so we’ve added a one-miler. We’ve also added a kids’ loop,” said Ashley Winebrenner, Rockin’ on the Run vice president.
Registration is open now for the 5K and 1-mile. The entry fee is $25. A link can be found at www.rockinontherun.org. The kids’ loop is free and participants can sign up the morning of the event. Entrants in the 5K and 1-mile receive a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, and swag bag; both races are timed. Entrants in the kids’ loop receive a finisher’s certificate.
The races start and finish at St. Patrick School, 226 Elm St., London. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. Entertainment, food, a bounce house, games, raffles and the auction start at 8. Race time is set for 9 a.m. (Times will be updated once final planning is complete. The kids’ loop is tentatively set to take place prior to the main race.)
Additionally, organizers are changing up their t-shirt design contest, inviting children of all ages to submit designs for the shirts that will go to participants who are fighting a brain tumor or have fought a brain tumor and to their family members.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can submit designs. They must include the following information: Rockin’ on the Run, 10th annual, for brain tumor awareness, London, Ohio, May 18, 2019, 5K, 1 miler and kids’ loop, and the website address, www.rockinontherun.org. The shirts will be purple and printed with white ink.
Each child can submit up to two designs. Designs must be submitted via email in PDF form by midnight on March 27. For more information, contact Johnda Beathard, Rockin’ on the Run president, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event’s board of directors will choose one design. The winner will be contacted on March 29.